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Water Purification Through A Straw

The problem of water-born disease in the developing world is a serious one; each day over 6,000 people – most of them children – die from these illnesses. In fact, the world’s number one killer is diarrheal disease brought on by such bacteria as cholera, E. coli, salmonella and typhoid. Bringing safe drinking water to areas of the world that lack electricity has been a challenge but a Swiss company is hoping to change that. Vestergaard Frandsen has developed a low-cost, highly-effective personal water purifier called Lifestraw. Read on…